What are the reasons for breast reduction?

Your reasons for seeking breast reduction will be personal, but women commonly pursue this procedure because of the emotional and physical discomfort of large breasts. If your breasts are particularly large, you may be dissatisfied with their appearance and your breasts may be causing you physical pain. Breast reduction may be an option to address these issues.

Is breast reduction right for me?

If you are unhappy with your breasts because of their largeness, breast reduction may be right for you. If your breasts are causing you neck, back and shoulder pain, or if you are physically and emotionally uncomfortable with the size of your breasts, this procedure may be right for you.

What does breast reduction accomplish?

Depending on your unique circumstances, breast reduction may:

  • Reduce physical pain caused by the weight of heavy breasts.
  • Lift the breasts to a higher, more appealing position.
  • Improve your body proportions and contours.
  • Create firmer-looking breasts.
  • Improve your ability to comfortably engage in sports, exercise and other physical activities.
  • Improve your feelings about your body and your self-image.

When you speak to one of our Atlanta breast surgeons, you can get a better idea of how breast reduction may benefit you personally.

What is the procedure like?

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure. Excess breast tissue and skin are removed from the breast to create an improved, rejuvenated breast shape. During a consultation with our plastic surgeons, you can discuss the final breast appearance you have in mind, and your surgery will be customized to this outcome.

How long is the recovery?

You must be absent from work for a few days to a week after breast reduction. In the four to six weeks following your surgery, your breasts will heal and you can gradually re-enter full physical activity, including exercise and heavy lifting.

Does insurance cover breast reduction?

Depending on your policy, breast reduction may be covered if the surgery is being performed to relieve painful symptoms caused by the size of your breasts. If your insurance policy does not cover your procedure, we can tell you more about our plastic surgery financing options.

To learn more about breast reduction near Atlanta, Georgia, please contact Marietta Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons.